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  • The BRIT School
    60 The Crescent
    CR0 2HN
  • Head: Mr Stuart Worden
  • T 020 8665 5242
  • F 020 8665 8676
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 14 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Croydon
  • Pupils: 1,386 ; sixth formers: 996 (645 girls, 351 boys)
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 24th January 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 21st March 2014

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th February 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

While inevitable focus on performance can make it seem as if you’re never more than two minutes from a rehearsal, rooms are well-soundproofed to avoid stardust leakage into classes. Education should be accomplished without removing innocence along the way, thinks the principal. ‘Friends assume it’s going to be like Fame, but it’s really down to earth,’ felt sixth former. It’s a busy old day; lights up 7am, not dimmed until 12 hours later. Though ‘no-one will be here all that time,’ says principal, some will operate in…

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Performing arts specialist school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Stuart Worden BA MA GTP (50s). Previously school’s director of theatre, though involvement stretches back, one way or another, almost to its foundation in 1991. Before that, was all over the place (literally, not metaphorically - he’s highly organised) as, like so many of school’s staff, has combined education, education, education with production, production, production. Though past isn’t yet mythologised, may yet happen, given that when whistles through key moments of his career, ‘the years change each time,’ says affable minder.

First act of our (possibly world exclusive) version opens in Chichester, where the ‘first and only’ theatrical type in his family (brother, also in education, got there by more conventional means), he was taken on regular trips to the theatre - ‘virtually at the end of my...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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